Bars & Breweries

Alicante Bar De Tapas & Mediterranean Kitchen
266 S Main St
Newtown, Connecticut 06470

In Spain, dinner is usually served between 9 and 11 p.m. (sometimes as late as midnight), leaving significant time between work and dinner. Therefore, Spaniards often go “bar hopping” (Spanish: Ir de tapas) and eat tapas in the time between finishing work and having dinner. Since lunch is usually served between 1 and 4 p.m., another common time for tapas is weekend days around noon as a means of socializing before proper lunch at home.

In origin, a tapa was a free portion of food, generally small, served with any drink ordered. In Spain, tapas are traditional in Andalusia, Murcia, León, Extremadura and Ciudad Real.

July 2018
Dere Street Restaurant, Bar & Catering
33 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
David Cooper
David Cooper

The inspiration for our British and Italian restaurant is Dere Street, an ancient Roman road in Northern England that was built in the 1st Century AD. While much of the road today dots the English countryside as ruins along walking trails, a good portion of it is the footprint of the A1, the Great North Road linking England to Scotland.

In honor of this intersection of Roman and British culture and ingenuity, Dere Street Restaurant and Bar serves the best of both cuisines using only the freshest, local ingredients. We also source the finest, most authentic products produced in Italy and England including Italian coffee, English tea, Stilton, Cheddar, Cornish Yard, Gorgonzola and Talagio Cheeses, Italian wine and British beer.

While it’s easy to find a chef with expertise in Italian cooking, it’s the rare chef who can produce extraordinary modern gastro British fare. That’s why Dere Street owner David Cooper decided to bring over Iain Sampson, an award-winning chef from Great Britain who won the coveted Best Chef in Wales award in 2010.

The Dere Street menu features authentic British and Italian dishes such as Chicken, Leek and Pancetta pie, Potato Gnocchi, Braised Lamb and Linguini specials. However, a handful of menu items have fused the best of both worlds. For example, our bread pudding, which is a typical English dessert, is fused with Italian Panattone, creating a sublime mix of flavors and textures.

Dere Street’s menu will change with the seasons and feature several daily specials.

September 2018
Murphy’s Pub
71 South Main Street,
Newtown, CT 06470
Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy
(203) 270-1800

As newcomers to Newtown, we know we have a lot to prove. We are ready to welcome you to the perfect place to grab a beer after work, a quick bite for lunch or dinner, a place to unwind over a game of pool or a place to dance the night away to some of the best bands Fairfield County has to offer.

Order up a burger and a pint and see why Murphy’s Pub will become your favorite go-to pub!


Reverie Brewing Company
57B Church Hill Road
Ryan Broderick
Ryan Broderick

Reverie Brewing Company’s vision is to create and promote high-quality great tasting beer for beer lovers to enjoy. We strive to be a positive and honest partner to the community and to brew craft beers with integrity while focusing on sustainability.

September 2018